Duck Nest

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Duck Nest

A place to find your balance.

In an effort to make Duck Nest programming available to students during this time of social distancing, we are making our programs available for streaming and on-demand. Please check this site often as we are adding programming weekly!
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Promoting Self-Care and Balance Virtually

The Duck Nest helps you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness. During this time of remote education and physical distancing, the Duck Nest is here for you. We want to provide you with resources from within the UO community and beyond. We've divided these into eight different dimensions of wellness.

 

 

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Manage Your Stress

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Take Care of your Body

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Learn from Other Students

Feeling Lonely and Isolated? Tap into Nod

As the world continues to cope with the challenges of COVID-19, we know that forming and maintaining social connections is more challenging than ever, and in spite of this fact, remains a core component of the student experience.

With that, the University of Oregon is proud to announce Nod, a research-backed app for students that taps into positive psychology and the science of social connections to help you build the friendships you want and need. Nod is not a social media app, but is all about helping you achieve your social goals in real life.

Download Nod on Your Mobile Device

Peers Helping Peers

Peer Wellness Advocates are change agents in their communities, act as liaisons to campus wellness services, and create and implement student-driven wellness programs.

Our Peer Wellness Advocates also offer one-on-one support services for the UO student community, including SNAP enrollment assistance, or simply time to check in about whatever is going on in your life.

Sign Up for Online and In-Person Assistance

Want to join us as a volunteer? Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Improved leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skill development and career enhancement
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the health of UO students
  • Being involved in social justice and equity work

Want to know more? Email our current Peer Wellness Advocates and learn how you can get involved.

Email Peer Wellness Advocates

YouTube DuckNest Playlist Items

Apr 20
Movement and Meditationnoon

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others. This...
October 6 2020–June 1 2021

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others.

This is a core workout for resilience, care of the spirit and emotional fitness. Attention paid to elements of the season and our relationship with the planet.

Join us and plug into the power of slowing down.

Led by Mary Ann Petersen, acupuncturist at University Health Services, who has a Masters in Chinese Medicine. Mary Ann talks more about spring and what it brings to our worlds: http://www.maryannpetersen.com/?p=2966

Apr 20
Virtual Peer Wellness Chit Chats2:00 p.m.

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Advocates are volunteers with a little extra...
April 5–June 3

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Advocates are volunteers with a little extra training in campus resources and college student wellness who can talk with you about anything you want. Many people utilize Chit Chats to talk about feelings of loneliness, difficulty adjusting to college life, and so much more!

You can drop in using the links below or pre-schedule an appointment at: https://calendly.com/ducknest/virtual-peer-wellness

MONDAYS 9:30- 11:00 AM : https://uoregon.zoom.us/meeting/tJIrcemorDIjH9eKS3OpfjahHCVVR1YyiSRX/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCuqD0qGtacuRyERowABI_oc_TzplhEgvpYtyy2LDBVaAL-HsF0BIAuKcHZ

TUESDAYS 2:00-3:30 PM: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/92330798530

THURSDAYS 12:30-2:00 PM: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/3153347617

 

Apr 21
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.
March 31–June 2

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.

Apr 21
Virtual SNAP Drop-in Hours3:00 p.m.

SNAP (the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) is a federal program designed to assist families and individuals with paying for groceries. Many students qualify for SNAP...
April 1–June 3

SNAP (the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) is a federal program designed to assist families and individuals with paying for groceries. Many students qualify for SNAP and may receive up to $234/month for a household of 1 in SNAP benefits, which can be used to purchase food at nearly any grocery and convenience store. Visit SNAP Drop-in Hours to find out if you qualify and get help with the application process! 

You can drop-in using the links below or pre-schedule an appointment at: https://calendly.com/ducknest/virtual-snap-drop-in-hours

Weekes 1-2: THURSDAY 4-6pm: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98576610368

Weeks 3-5: WEDNESDAY 3-5pm: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/92639225813

Weeks 7-10: THURSDAY 4-6pm: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98576610368

Apr 22
Spring Self-Care 2:00 p.m.

Longer and sunnier days are ahead. What are you doing to take care of yourself this spring term? This workshop is for students who are interested in learning about the importance...
April 22 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Longer and sunnier days are ahead. What are you doing to take care of yourself this spring term? This workshop is for students who are interested in learning about the importance of self-care and ways to start, improve, or adjust self-care routines. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff. 

Apr 23
Weekly Walking Group11:00 a.m.

  The Duck Nest is continuing walking groups this term. We have fun themes every week ranging from yoga to gratitude, silent discos and existential topics, picnics...
April 9–June 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Meet at the EMU green by the craft center gates.

 

The Duck Nest is continuing walking groups this term. We have fun themes every week ranging from yoga to gratitude, silent discos and existential topics, picnics and crafting and more! See our Instagram post for more information on themes: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNBd92MFbYD/


Come walk with us !
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Apr 29
Let's Talk About Microaggressions2:00 p.m.

Microaggressions are defined as intentional or unintentional, commonplace behaviors or verbal comments that communicate hostile or negative messages to members of oppressed...
April 29 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Microaggressions are defined as intentional or unintentional, commonplace behaviors or verbal comments that communicate hostile or negative messages to members of oppressed groups. This workshop aims to further the understanding and concept of microaggressions and illustrate its impact on mental health. This is a drop-in workshop and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff. 

What We Offer
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Wellness presentations

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Duck Nest Hours

  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED
  • CLOSED

Contact the Duck Nest
Erb Memorial Union, Room 041
(Ground level of EMU near Campus Copy)

Connect with Us

Does your group want to learn more about stress management, relaxation, nutrition, sexual health, or suicide prevention? Our team is working hard to make each of our workshops available on demand. Check back to see what’s available.

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